Terra Christa Farm is a family owned and operated horse farm located in Central Florida. We have been in operation since 1997 and are located on 25 lush acres with lovely oak canopies. Chris was raised in California and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida; Alessandra (Alex) was raised in Europe and moved to the States (Key West) in 1985. She obtained her Masters in Criminal Law from Florida International University in Miami, FL.
Since 1997, we have raised, trained, and raced Stakes Thoroughbred horses. Additionally, we have trained and shown ponies and horses in the Hunter/Jumper Circuit with our three children. We have also owned and shown dogs since 1992, starting with Great Danes. We finished our first champion in 1994 and then took time off to get married in Ibiza, Spain. We returned with two Ibizan hounds that we kept strictly as pets. This sparked our interest in the Hound group and as we grew weary of the health problems in the Danes, we researched the Rhodesians. Our research proved they are the BEST overall package. They are the perfect dogs for our busy lifestyle with kids, large and small animals, show demands, etc.
We have more information on the breed on our main Rhodesian page but will gladly answer any questions you may have on the breed! Please fill out our contact form below and we will try to find you an answer!
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We have met some wonderful people over the years, all dog lovers and Ridgeback fans and I wanted to share some links that other fans might enjoy as well!
Looking for a great photographer in Florida? Swagger and his buddy Frankie were captured by a photographer named Dave, Hansen Fine Portraits located in DeBary, Fl.
LINK: Hansen Fine Portraits
It is impossible to be in this breed and not make some wonderful friends along the way who share our passion. One of them is Robert Patterson, a fellow horse and dog lover who now has three of our dogs! He found this really neat footage of Rhodesians at play in 1935, including some brindle Ridgebacks! Take a look at the variety of coats, colors and sizes.
VIDEO LINK:1935 Video of colored Ridgebacks
And here are others to enjoy: